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2012

OCAN Conference

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Full-Text Articles in Education

Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz Dec 2012

Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz

Ohio College Access Network

Many educators are trying to figure out how to assist undocumented students. This presentation helps identify issues that others are facing with this group of students and some approaches that can be used to better serve this population. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


The Journey To Becoming A College And Career Ready School, Sarah Lopienski, Pamela Noeth Dec 2012

The Journey To Becoming A College And Career Ready School, Sarah Lopienski, Pamela Noeth

Ohio College Access Network

All school districts, regardless of geography or demographics, are faced with the need to adapt education to meet the needs of the rapidly-changing global economy. In order to fully understand such challenges and needs, schools must focus on defining an overall vision of college-and career-readiness. This session discussed the different aspects of building a college and career ready culture in your school and district. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Current Trends In Career Advising, Pamela Noeth, Sarah Lopienski Dec 2012

Current Trends In Career Advising, Pamela Noeth, Sarah Lopienski

Ohio College Access Network

School counselors are faced with limited time in their work day to focus on the multiple aspects of academic, career, and personal/social development of their students. Career development is likely to fall last due to the pressing needs of academic and personal/social development. This session will review trends in career advising that school counselors and other college access and success professionals might find useful as they work with students in approaching all three of these important counseling tiers.This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill Dec 2012

Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill

Ohio College Access Network

A panel representing both secondary and higher education discussed the process utilized in Central Ohio through the HS-IHE Alignment Grant to align high school and college curricula and the agreed upon strategies to promote alignment. Discussion included both the alignment of course content and the alignment of the soft skills needed for college and career success. This Power Point accompanied the presentation by the same name at the 2012 OCAN Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder Dec 2012

Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder

Ohio College Access Network

This session will review the change in philosophy of higher education in the United States from being available only to those that could afford college to the open access and success agenda of today. The influence of the Land Grant colleges and now the community colleges to fulfill this philosophy will be presented. The session will end with a discussion of the challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to serve the U.S. today.


Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz Dec 2012

Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz

Ohio College Access Network

In 2008, the non-profit college access organization, A Call to College, researched the feasibility of extending their services to elementary and middle school students in their partner district, Newark City Schools. This investigation led to a phased, 4-year process to build the PEAK (Providing Early Awareness and Knowledge) Program. PEAK currently provides activity-based programming and specially designed lesson plans for every 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grader in the district - over 2000 students from 82 classrooms in 11 different buildings. This session will cover the key planning elements, critical partnerships, staffing strategies, and short- and long-term funding action plan that ...


Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

This session takes an intentional look at how we bridge the divide between PD and reality and discusses innovative methods for delivering the college and career readiness message, including counselor- and teacher-taught CCR classes, counselor-access professional partnerships, and CCR promoted within an advisory model. Six panelists currently working in the field share their diverse perspectives. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams Dec 2012

Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams

Ohio College Access Network

College degree attainment is vital in today's world. During a time when the U.S. trails in college degree attainment, it is imperative for school districts, higher education institutions, educational agencies and families to be aware of programs that work. This panel will discuss TRiO programs, who they are and how they help students from sixth grade through graduate school to earn the degree(s) they seek. The panel discusses the need for collaboration with other access and success programs and consists of experts who have more than 20 years' experience working with low-income, first generation, disabled and veteran ...


Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

The word "champion" is both a noun and an action verb . . . we both are and we do. This moderated panel of representatives from the statewide organizations and offices that support the work of school counselors, access and success advisors, and admissions and financial aid professionals (a.k.a. some of the "champions" of college and career readiness for Ohio's youth) provides perspectives on the current challenges, initiatives, trends, and opportunities that inhibit or support our collective ability to "champion" and advocate for students' and families' futures in our professional work. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by ...


Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn Dec 2012

Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn

Ohio College Access Network

How are you managing the multi-generational workplace? The American workforce is much more diverse today than ever before in history, with the age range of employees spanning 60 years. Each generation has its own unique values and behavior which can sometimes cause misunderstanding in the workplace. Bring out the champion in your team by creating a work environment where everyone feels respected and appreciated.


Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida Dec 2012

Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida

Ohio College Access Network

Transfer between state college/universities has changed drastically in the last ten years. The development of Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) and Career Transfer Assurance Guides (CTAGs) pathways, Transfer Grading Policy, awarding of college credit for Advanced Placement Exams, and now the Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse have changed the face of transfer in Ohio in ways that will be far-reaching in effect and will change the way we all send, accept, and apply transfer credits in Ohio. This presentation provided an update on new initiatives that have been or are planned for the near future and how they will affect higher ...